Retired Washoe County Sheriff's Office Lieutenant announces bid for sheriff

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Retired Washoe County Sheriff's Office Lieutenant Adam Hopkins has announced his bid for Washoe County Sheriff in 2018.

Hopkins was hired by the sheriff's office in 1990. In 1993, he was transferred to the Patrol Division within the sheriff's office where he worked until 1997 as a Drug Abuse Resistance Education Officer, Gang Resistance Education and Training Officer and one of the first Community Liason Officers. In 1999, Hopkins was promoted to Patrol Sargent. Six years later in 2005, Hopkins transferred back to the detention center. In 2011, Hopkins attended the National Jail Leadership Command Academy at Sam Houston State University where he learned new skills in running a jail.

Hopkins retired in July 2015 as a Washoe County Sheriff's Office Lieutenant. Since retiring, Hopkins has become a Department of Justice auditor for the Prison Rape Elimination Act and continues to train Law Enforcement officers in related fields. Hopkins is on the Executive board of the National Alliance on Mental Illness for the State of Nevada and is the training committee chair.

Retired Assistant Sheriff Darin Balaam and retired Washoe County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Kim Meyers both announced their candidacy in February after Sheriff Chuck Allen announced he would not seek a second term.

Sherman Boxx, who most recently served as chief deputy of administration for the sheriff's office, became the third candidate to announce his run at sheriff.


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